Sunday, 23 November 2014

LitFest announces First Friday "Pass On A Poem" event

A LitFest-organised event next nonth will offer Lancastrians the chance to share a poem that means something to them in a friendly and relaxed environment...

Pass on a Poem, a national initiative, aims to entertain and to create enthusiasm for poetry. It brings people together to read out loud poems which have a special personal significance and to explain, briefly, why.

Pass on a Poem readings open and reopen people's eyes, ears and hearts to the power of poetry, and to the experiences, feelings and thoughts of others. A remarkable range of subject matter, style and form emerges from the poems chosen. People of all backgrounds and ages take part.

No previous experience of reading out loud is necessary. Anybody is welcome to submit a poem they would like to share. Or you can simply come and enjoy the range of poetry on offer.

• If you would like to be among the first to Pass On A Poem in Lancaster, email with your choice of poem, and a brief explanation of why it is important to you.

• Pass On. poem - Friday 5th December, 6.00pm, Lancaster Library - Your chance to share your favourite poem. Book in advance via  Part of Lancaster Arts City's First Fridays

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